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Rain headed to Boise. Will we have a dark, stormy Halloween?

This spooky National Weather Service graphic provides a historical look at Halloween weather in Boise.
This spooky National Weather Service graphic provides a historical look at Halloween weather in Boise. By Korri Anderson

Prepare for a rainy afternoon, Boise. A system coming out of the west is expected to bring showers to the area in the late afternoon, and the rain may continue through Thursday morning.

But there’s good news for trick-or-treaters: It probably won’t rain on Halloween. There’s only a 20 percent chance of rain for Saturday night.

The forecast high for Halloween is 65, about 10 degrees warmer than normal. Temperatures will be in the 50s by Saturday evening.

The warmest Halloween ever was in 2012, when the high reached 74. The coldest ever was 13 in 2002.

It’s been a strangely warm fall in Boise. The first freeze typically occurs by Oct. 10, and we still haven’t had that yet. The coldest temperature measured this fall at the Boise Airport was Tuesday morning, when temperatures dipped to 38.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

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